Concert at the Du Pré Music Building, Oxford – 27th November 2015.

Music for solo oboe and music for oboe and electronics.

Du Pré Music Building

The performers:

Christopher Redgate – oboe

Paul Archbold – live electronics

The Programme:

Nigel McBride – uncompromisingness with which dogma is held (premiere)

Heinz Holliger – Cardiophonie

Edwin Roxburgh – ‘…at the still point of the turning world…’

Paul Archbold – Zechstein (premiere)

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McBride writes about his new work:

uncompromisingness with which dogma is held is a radical new work for the Redgate-Howart system oboe that plays with memory and perception via some of the most transcendentally virtuosic music ever written for oboe.

Archbold writes about his work:

Near where I was born, the coastline of County Durham is marked by a series of narrow forested gorges that cut through a deep layer of Magnesian Limestone. Laid down some 250 million years ago, these rocks mark the Zechstein Sea, a large lagoon in the centre of the ancient Pangea super-continent that gradually evaporated during the last great global warming at the end of the Permian, when temperatures soared above 50°C.

Zechstein is a tranquil contemplative work that exploits the vast range of multiphonics discovered by Christopher Redgate on the new Howarth-Redgate oboe.

Performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s Schatten aus Wasser und Stein

In November 2015 I will be performing Brian Ferneyhough’s quintet for oboe and string quartet Schatten aus Wasser und Stein with Quatuor Diotima.

This is part of a Ferneyhough event at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Full details of the concert can be found here.

This quintet was written for me as part of my AHRC research Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music. It has been written for the new Howarth-Redgate oboe.

A conversation with Brian Ferneyhough about the new work, written and first performed in 2012 can bee seen here.